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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29:  Mike Epps speaks onstage at the 2014 AOL NewFronts at Duggal Greenhouse on April 29, 2014 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for AOL)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Mike Epps speaks onstage at the 2014 AOL NewFronts at Duggal Greenhouse on April 29, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for AOL)

Shut Up and Laugh: The lineup features Mike Epps (The Hangover), known for blending hip-hop and comedy; Jo Koy, a regular guest on Chelsea Lately; and Michael Che, recently named one of Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People." Catch them at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $49.50-$89.50. (727) 893-7832.

Clearwater Threshers: vs. Brevard County Manatees: The Threshers celebrate an interactive Social Media Night and the first 1,000 fans into the stadium get free Threshers cooler bags. Game is at 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. $5-$9.50. (727) 467-4467.

Greg Fitzsimmons: With an incisive wit and scathing sarcasm, this comedian hosts his own Sirius XM show and has won Emmys as a writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He performs at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Donavon Frankenreiter: This soft rock surfer is no stranger to performing in St. Petersburg; catch him at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$25. (727) 895-3045.

Thunder at the Forum: Round 2: Fighting for the WBF Womens World Welterweight crown, former world champ Chevelle "Fist of Steel" Hallback takes on long-time top contender Victoria Cisneros. It's at 7:45 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 301-2500.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Flick and Float: Cool down at the pool with floats, noodles, diving boards and flume slides while you watch a family-friendly animated film at 8 p.m. at Shore Acres Recreation Center and Pool, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. $4, $3.50 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 893-7752.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Bering Sea Gold, 9 p.m., Discovery This reality series set in Alaska about boats that mine for gold returns for Season 4. It's a good opportunity to brush up on your seafaring terms, like "ice dredge" and "sluicing apparatus."

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